December 28


Catch Your Breath!

By Sue Ingebretson

December 28, 2010

breathing, goals, New Year, relaxation

I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s a chance to catch your breath before plunging ahead with goals and plans for the following twelve months. Everyone with a health challenge (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, lupus, etc.) could use a “Catch Your Breath” moment.

There’s something clarifying about taking a deep breath. It not only affects the body (deep relaxation, etc.), it affects the mind. It allows you a moment of fog-free thinking. It’s reflexive to breathe deeply before diving into the unknown, and I encourage you to do so this week. Breathe deeply and consider these questions:

What health goals will I CHOOSE for the new year?

What would I like more of in my life?

What would I like less of?

What new activities, foods, and educational opportunities would I like to try?

What ideas will I need to be open to, to facilitate change?

I can’t wait to hear from you all. Let me know what your thoughts and dreams are for your tomorrows. I’d love to address your concerns and/or questions in future posts. Remember that change is exciting!

Change allows you:

to move forward ~

to grow in self-awareness ~

to heal.

If change sounds threatening to you, remember that changes come in all sizes. Even little steps lead to big results over time. Also, consider the alternative. If you make no changes, where will you be next year at this time? If you think you’ll be in the same place, physically, as you are now, that’s incorrect. A body that isn’t cared for in a positive way deteriorates over time. Doing nothing, in other words, has disastrous results.

Right now, your only task is to breathe deeply and ponder these questions. Think about where you are, both physically and emotionally, and where you’d like to be. When you focus on the “to be” part of that equation, the rest falls in to place.

We’ll talk much more about that in the weeks to come. For now, breathe deeply and live for today.

See you on the flip side (a.k.a. 2011)!

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